Tag Archives: Vayetzei

Vayetzei: Thankfulness in the place

This week’s parasha, Vayetzei, doesn’t always coincide with Thanksgiving, but it does this year. There is much to find in the text that applies to being grateful. The dramatic moments of this parasha revolve around the 12 children born to … Continue reading

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Vayetzei: Fiddler and Fair Labor

PERCHIK: Now children, I will tell you the story from the Bible of Laban and Jacob…Now, Laban had two daughters, Leah, and the beautiful Rachel.  And Jacob loved the younger Rachel, and he asked Laban for her hand. Laban agreed, … Continue reading

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Vayetzei: A better emoji

Sometimes people just don’t get it. Consider Rachel and Jacob in this week’s parasha, Vayetzei.  Jacob has married both Leah (unintentionally) and her sister Rachel, the one he wanted to marry in the first place.  Jacob, we know, loves Rachel, … Continue reading

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Vayetzei: A Love Story

A love story: Boy has amazing dream in the middle of the wilderness after fleeing from his murderous, brother. Boy decides that God was in that place where he slept, and promises God that if the journey he’s on is … Continue reading

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Vayetzei: When a thing is wick, it will grow

I’m in another show.  I know this is not a shock to most of you.  And, it shouldn’t be a shock to know that I’ve been thinking about this connection between the show and where we are in the Torah … Continue reading

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IF

There’s a lot packed into the word, “if”.  It looks so small, only two letters, and  yet so much hangs on it.  The “f” even looks like something to hang a lot on.   And we do hang a lot onto … Continue reading

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